2004-10-26 10:43:21.0

Farmington Woman Wins $100,000 Playing Powerball

Story Photo A 43-year-old Farmington woman is planning to buy herself a teacup Chihuahua and name it "Jackpot" after she won $100,000 playing Powerball on Oct. 20. Shelia Horton said she also plans to use some of the prize money to invest for her retirement.

"Everybody can have the best Christmas ever," said Horton, when she claimed her prize at the Lottery’s St. Louis office.

Horton, who works at McDowell’s Hallmark in Farmington, said she used Quick Pick to select her lucky combination. The winning numbers were: 1, 11, 17, 41 and 46. She purchased her winning ticket at Country Mart Gas, 125 W. Karsch in Farmington.

To date, 710 tickets worth $100,000 have been sold in Missouri since the Powerball game started in April 1992.

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